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No Rapture Before the End Times: Why It’s Not a Bummer

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End time theories in the Church are like clothing fashions.  In the world of clothing, new styles emerge, they become super popular, then they fade away.  After a popular fashion trend has come to an end, there are always some people who keep wearing the style, while others move on to the next trend.  In the same way, if we look over the history of the Church’s theories about how the end times will play out, we can see new theories emerge, become super popular, then fade into the background when another theory emerges.  Today we can still find some Christians who are hanging onto theories that had their heyday centuries ago.  But we can also see that the Church is pushing one end time theory much harder than any others.  Read more of this post

Miracles in the End Times: The Mechanics & The God-Honoring Response

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Humans do not have supernatural powers.  They can’t perform miracles, their spells and curses are nothing but noise, and they can’t see into the future.  They can’t read minds, and they can’t separate their souls from their earthsuits, much to the chagrin of many astral projection addicts.  We could spend this entire post talking about what humans can’t do, but no matter how true it is that humans are impotent little specks who aren’t even smart enough to understand how much they don’t understand, most people would think we’re wrong to paint humans in such an unimpressive light.  Do you know why?  Because humans are such undiscerning dopes that you can get them to believe anything if you just toy with their senses and tell them what their egos want to hear.  Now don’t misunderstand—we love humans.  Humans are the most precious element of this creation and the only part of this world which God is going to keep when He wipes this place out.  If humans were content to be the dearly loved, powerless specks that they are, we wouldn’t need to bother with this post.  But because humans refuse to accept how limited they are, they insist on putting their faith in fantasies.  From the very beginning, humans have been seeking out ways to try and lessen the difference between them and their Creators.  Why did Adam and Eve sample the forbidden fruit?  Because they thought it would expand their abilities and move them one step closer to being equal to God.  Why do we constantly do what God warns us not to do?  Because we resent the whole notion of Him putting limits on us.  How dare He.  Who does He think He is, anyway? Read more of this post

Demons in the End Times: Understanding Possession & Exorcism

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Because God’s control over His own creations is absolute, not partial, demons never have free rein over humans.  Demons never get the luxury of getting to do everything they want exactly how and when they want.  Instead, demons are stuck in the same position that humans are stuck in: they’re forced to make the best of a situation that is far from their ideal.  Read more of this post

Doctors in the End Times: Dealing with Plagues

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Realizing that a Supernatural Being has the power to seriously harm us is what motivates humans to start paying attention to that Being and consider seriously submitting to Him.  As the Creator and Controller of all that exists, God is quite capable of harming us.  But if you look around in the world today, do you see a bunch of humans expressing sincere respect for God?  No, you see a bunch of humans scoffing at the whole notion of God, mocking His Person, and trying to provoke Him into warring with them.  God’s purpose in terrifying humans during the end times will be to motivate them to improve their spiritual response to Him.  God always has a spiritual agenda behind what He does with us. Read more of this post

Correcting Your End Time Theology: Revering the God of Satan

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Reverence is a form of respect which is motivated by a fear of being harmed by someone or something’s power.  Without thinking about it, you automatically revere many things in life.  The sober fear that comes over you when you see a damaged power line sizzling and jerking on the ground is reverence.  You realize that if you get too close, the power line might electrocute you.  So you keep your distance and you give careful thought as to how you will handle the situation.  This is one of the effects reverence has on us: it slows us down.  It inspires us to put careful thought into how we are interacting with the thing or being who we revere.  When we deeply revere God, His preferences become very important to us, we really want to obey His convictions, and we are much more careful in how we talk to Him.  Just as you might be rude to a human who you don’t respect, but you’ll bring out your best manners when you’re talking to someone who has the power to drastically change your circumstances in life, developing reverence for God results in us improving our treatment of Him.  We stop treating Him like some intrusive pest, and we start treating Him with great respect. Read more of this post

Christian Prophets Explain the Mechanics of Prophecy: Don’t Just Believe What We Say

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Whenever a human declares what’s going to happen in the future, they’re prophesying.  But how exactly does prophecy work?  Is it really true that certain humans have gained the ability to peer into the future?  No, this is not true, and any human who claims to have such an ability has become deluded by his own ego.  To understand how prophecy works, let’s pretend you have a buddy named Mark who has been away for a month.  Mark claims that he spent that month in a country that neither of you have ever been to before.  Mark then shows you a bunch of photographs that he says he took while he was on his vacation. They’re nice photographs, but how do you know that Mark actually took them?  How do you know he didn’t just pull them off of the internet?  How do you know that Mark really went to the places that he claims he went to?  You don’t know, because you weren’t there.  As you go through Mark’s photographs, you’re deciding in your mind whether you should believe Mark’s stories or not.  When you see a photo of a café that Mark claims to have had lunch at, it seems like a plausible story.  But when you come to a photo of the blue elephant that Mark claims to have seen, then you start to have your doubts.  And when you see the treasure chest full of pirate’s gold that Mark claims to have discovered on a scuba diving trip, you find yourself suspecting that Mark never really went anywhere at all.  You see, the pictures by themselves don’t prove anything.  It’s really Mark’s character that you’re using to assess the accuracy of his story. You also have to take into account the fact that Mark has his own problems in life, and he might have a very good reason for wanting people to believe he left the country for four weeks.  Before you just take Mark’s story at face value, you need to step back and look at the big picture.  Things are never as simple as they first appear, and people lie to each other for both good and bad reasons. Read more of this post

Navigating the End Times Without the Bible: Yes, It Can Be Done

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In many of our articles, we make a bunch of claims about who God is and how He operates without quoting a single Bible verse.  This makes many Christians uncomfortable, because they’ve been brainwashed into thinking that the Bible—not God Himself—is their only reliable source of truth.  So now and then someone asks us, “Hey, where’s your biblical backup for what you’re saying?”  They ask this because they’re trying to determine truth, and they think that if we come back with some verse that sounds like it supports the claims we’ve made, then that will prove we’re right.

Well, no, that won’t prove anything.  Read more of this post

Prepping for the End Times: The Non-American Advantage

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God is not an American.  He’s not a Jew, either.  God is not any nationality, and He doesn’t view the countries of the world the way that we do.  While America is often referred to as a world super power, to God, America is just one teensy little patch of land on a dot of a planet which exists in a vast universe that He is sustaining.  From God’s perspective, there’s nothing “super” or “powerful” about human politics.  God is not a capitalist or a communist.  He’s not a democrat or a republican.  While God certainly understands the human perspective, His own perspective is vastly different than ours, and this a fact which you really need to keep a grip on. Read more of this post

Divine Judgment in the End Times: Dealing with a Less Patient God

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During the end times, God’s patience with rebellion will be much shorter.  In this post, we will explain what this does and doesn’t mean.

Let’s start with some basic questions.  How does God judge humans?  When does He get ticked with us?  What causes His infamous wrath to flare up?  These questions are a source of confusion for both Christians and non-Christians, with folks in both camps not understanding what the correct answers are.  When you don’t have an accurate understanding about how God judges you, you spin off into all sorts of problems.  Since God’s wrath is going to be a major theme during the end times, it’s vital that you have this issue of Divine judgment sorted out in your mind.  Once you understand why God gets mad at you personally, you will be able to see how easy it is to stay on His gracious side. Read more of this post

It’s Personal: Understanding How God Communicates with Humans

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When God is talking to Americans, He talks like an American—using terms, slang, and metaphors that Americans understand.  When He’s talking to Russians, He talks like a Russian.  When He’s talking to Italians, He talks like an Italian.  Because God gave us all of the language tools we use today, and because He understands us better than we understand ourselves, it’s a very simple thing for Him to communicate to us in ways that we will understand.  It’s also a very simple thing for Him to stonewall us, confuse us, and prevent us from pondering certain questions and possibilities.  The point is that if God wants you to understand something, there’s no way that you can stop yourself from receiving that information.  At the same time, if God wants to withhold information from you, there’s no way that you can pry that information out of Him.   Read more of this post